Livestock options to meet development goals: ILRI side event at Tropentag Conference in Prague

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The Farmyard, by Marc Chagall, 1962 (image via Wikimedia).

This post is written by ILRI assistant director general Shirley Tarawali

A side event at the Tropentag 2014 International Conference, being held at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, tomorrow, 18 Sep 2014, from 1400–1530, is being organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution conducting research for development. Working with partners worldwide, ILRI sees livestock as potent instruments for transforming livelihoods and rural economies in developing countries. Focusing on pro-poor, global and researchable issues in livestock development, ILRI aims to serve others as a reliable resource, a catalyst for change, an enabling partner. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium of Agricultural Research Centres, working to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and health, and manage natural resources sustainably.

This year, 2014, ILRI have about 700 staff…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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